COMM 235


Document Type

Course Change

Publication Date

Fall 2008


Updated 18 April 2008 KEENE STATE COLLEGE 2008-2009 COURSE PROPOSAL FORM DATE OF SUBMISSION: 9/ 11/ 08 SPONSORING PROGRAM AND CHAIR: Communication, Journalism & Philosophy, A. Atkinson, Chair PROPOSAL SPONSOR: D. Payson, dpayson@keene.edu, 8-2733 PROPOSED ACTION: Underline or boldface proposed changes. Course Addition Number Change Title Change Credit Change Description Change Prerequisite Change Course Deletion Course Replacement Other: CURRENT COURSE NUMBER, TITLE and DESCRIPTION: N/A . PROPOSED COURSE NUMBER and/or TITLE: COMM 235 Sports Broadcasting 4 Credits PROPOSED COURSE DESCRIPTION: An introductory course in sports broadcasting. Students will learn the fundamentals of directing, producing and on-air performance for both a weekly sports magazine program and sports programs covering live sports events including, but not limited to, KSC soccer, basketball and lacrosse. Occasionally. LEARNING OUTCOMES: In this course students will learn to: Design and direct magazine format television programming Updated 18 April 2008 Write scripts for and deliver sports news stories in a “live to tape” (LTT) environment Research for and perform ‘Live to tape” television interviews Prepare the research for announcers’ live coverage of sports events Perform as “play-by-play” or “color” announcers for live sports events. Direct the production of live sporting events on location. Perform crew functions for studio and remote multi-camera television productions. Set up, operate, and dismantle portable television studio equipment needed to capture a live sporting event for broadcast or streaming. RATIONALE: At present, Communication, Journalism, and other interested students do not have access to a course offering that instructs them in magazine format programming or live event programming, two dominant forms of programming in the television/cable market. Given the significant presence of these types of programs within both the paradigm of television/video journalism and the broader paradigms of television and cable programming, and the possibility that journalism, communication and other majors may choose to pursue media careers in the broad field of television programming, a lack of experience with magazine and live event programming constitutes a real disadvantage for students. This course, Sports Broadcasting, will provide students with the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of both magazine form programming and live event programming. The focus of this course on KSC varsity sports provides a consistent flow of material for both regularly scheduled magazine programs and predictable opportunities to cover live events. Given the proliferating opportunities for moving image communication on the internet websites including and beyond YouTube, we believe the course would provide a valuable educational experience for students with a variety of interests. RESOURCES: An examination of scheduling needs reveals that two qualified KSC personnel are available to offer this course. Dr. David Payson, tenured Associate Professor, Department of Communication, Journalism and Philosophy Updated 18 April 2008 Bob Weiner, Athletic Department staff member and Communication, Journalism and Philosophy Department adjunct The college currently has the facilities and equipment required to offer this course. We will require, and anticipate receiving, continuing modest support from the various sources that have provided funding to make the experimental course possible. These sources include the Athletic Department, Student Affairs, and the office of the Dean of Arts and Humanities. ADVISORY OPINIONS: None required.


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COMM 235